addiction

What to Do Instead of Relapsing

Cravings are part of the recovery process, and everyone experiences them from time to time. As an addict, giving in to cravings means suffering a relapse, and this can undo a lot of the progress you’ve made. Cravings can be mild and easy to shrug off, but they can also be so strong that it…

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The 10 Guiding Principles of Recovery

In 2011, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) came up with a specific definition for recovery. This definition is meant to help healthcare professionals and policy makers treat, direct, and study those who are dealing with these kinds of health issues. The definition of recovery laid out by SAMHSA is, “A process…

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Soccer Events Raise Risk of Domestic Violence

Soccer lovers – and there are hundreds of millions around the world – need to watch their feelings during the major soccer events as a new study points to association between soccer events and domestic abuse. From the World Science news, Lancaster University researchers reportedly have found that during the three soccer world cup events…

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Boot Camp for Troubled Teens May Restore Many Lives

Guest Blogger:  Rosy Cooper Today’s teens have troubles coming from different directions. Restlessness, anxiety, and a lot of questions are trademarks of being young. But, in any case, if these trademarks are not channelized properly, they can cause havoc in the life of a young person as well as their family. For those who have…

On Healing from Trauma: Dissolving the Robot Self

Guest Blogger: Tamryn Spruill Sometimes I feel like a thing instead of a person, an “it” instead of a “her”, more akin to a robot that mechanically does everything – its emotional valve shut off for repair. And it’s no wonder. I was objectified from an early age. My body was used and abused by…